£75 – £90

Living on one acre or less

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Templecombe

Empire Farm

Throop Rd

Templecombe

BA8 0HR

United Kingdom

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Our one acre plot shows just what can be done with a small area and has pig and poultry pens, large vegetable and herb growing area, polytunnel, small orchard, cordon fruit trees, fruit wall, edible hedgerow, perennial vegetables, a grow-your-own spices area, compost bins, aquaponics, bees and more. Sally likes to grow unusual veg, so expect to see yakon, skirret, salsify, tiger nuts and butterbeans to name but a few. You will also see our productive walled garden which has a small orchard, kitchen garden with dipping pond, cutting flowers, and herb garden. Also, we look at the organic allotments and new cut flower enterprise to give you an idea of how productive small spaces can be.

Learn how to plan your own mini farm to keep livestock such as chickens (both layers and meat), ducks, turkeys, pigs, even sheep and goats, and become self sufficient in vegetables. The practical planning session looks at how much you can fit into the space and highlights the key points you have to consider such as access, zoning, aspect etc. Important principles such as soil management, fertility, crop rotation, companion planting will be covered together with the basics of keeping livestock, fencing and water harvesting. You will also look at the paperwork you need to keep animals, such as holding and herd numbers, movement licenses, and cover issues such as keeping animals in urban areas.

By summer the veg beds will be full of the first plantings, the polytunnel planted up with salads, tomatoes and cucumbers and the piglets will have arrived. We may have some ducklings or meat bird chicks too. Courses later in the year give participants the chance to see the vegetable gardens and polytunnel in full production, the pigs will be at porker weight and ready for slaughter and there will be some ducks and possibly turkeys around. Part of the day will look at planning for winter crops and the next year.

The cost of this course is £90 for the first person with a discount ticket of £75 for the second and subsequent person booked at the same time. The numbers on these days are limited to 8 people so that everybody can see what is going on and ask questions. The price includes all tuition, course notes, lunch and refreshments during the day. The day starts at 10 am, with arrival from 9.45 am. There is a final Q and A session over afternoon tea and cake and the course ends at about 5 pm.

If you do wish to cancel an order, please call or email us immediately and we will arrange for a full refund. Refunds will be made within 14 days. You may cancel or transfer your course booking at any point up to 30 days prior to the date of the course. In the event of cancellation within 14 days of a course date, we will be unable to transfer your booking, but someone else may attend in your place, should you wish.


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Templecombe

Empire Farm

Throop Rd

Templecombe

BA8 0HR

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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